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MS 880 MAGNUM®

This heavy-duty chainsaw offers maximum power for the most demanding cutting conditions.

MS 880 MAGNUM®
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wow, why did I wait so long!! I don't write very many reviews about anything, but I now own 5 Stihl saws! A few weeks ago I picked up my MS 880 for milling trees for lumber. I already have a MS 660 and two smaller pro saws and a pro pole saw- all that I use for cutting firewood, lumber for furniture making and for bowl turning. Now, while I'm not bad at throwing these saws around cutting trees and milling some wood, it's not my full time job-I am a weekend cutter. My wife thought the 660 was way to big for me. After I brought home the 880, she gave up.The MS 880 is simply the finest saw made....period. I have said before in a review that I learned about stihl saws many years ago when I joined the fire department; Stihl was all we used and after all these years, they are all I own. The 880 makes all the saws I have ever used look and cut like mediocre tools-including my smaller pro Stihl saws!The 880 is well balanced but very heavy, especially with bars 40" and longer. The 880 is also a powerhouse, professional saw. You have to pull the cord yourself and use it to fully appreciate and respect this saws unbelievable power-scary. If you don't have a lot of experience with using chain saws, this is not the saw for you. There are so many reasons why they say this saw is made for professionals only (not weekend worriers like me!). While, for fun, I have done some bucking with this saw (with a square skip-chain, it literally cuts large hardwoods like a sharp knife through butter), I really bought it to mill wood with an Alaskan Mill. I don't have the experience needed to be plunge-cutting with a saw this powerful. I cannot say enough about all my Stihl saws, but the 880 has become my favorite. You can keep your Husky's and all your cheap big box-store saws.....I have learned over the years, you just cannot beat a Stihl chain saw! I am a proud and thankful Stihl owner. December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by It has preformed great for what I got it for. Got the saw to cut down big cotton wood trees that have caught on fire do to lightning. Im on a volunteer fire department. Never falles a storm comes through and caches a trees on fire. I got tired of late nights watching to make sure the trees don't start a grass fire. Now I can get the tree down and out. January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The big timber champ I've been a professional timber faller for over 35 years. I specialize in jacking big timber. I love the MS880. I run 3/8, .063 full skip chisel chain with an 8 tooth sprocket and this saw will comfortably pull a 60" bar. One of my favorite features of this saw is the flat sided starter cover. It is much easier to sight in my lay with this flat cover as compared to the rounded cover on the 660's. I normally run a 42" bar on the 880 but when the wood gets big or difficult (like really steep ground), I'll pull a 50" or 60" bar. I do the falling with the 880 and buck the big 16's off the butt with it then finish out the top of the trees with a 660. This saw was made for people like me. It's powerful, smooth, quiet, light weight and reliable. December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a good saw but it is a handful I just bought a ms 660 and a MS 880 some of my older saws was stolen the 880 is powerful it runs beautifully with it I purchased a skip chain a 41 and 60 inch bar I cut oak wood this monster goes through it like butter I had steel products for 10 years never had manufacturer defects but like anything else you have to maintain them if you want the least amount of trouble in the field if I had to replace them again I would do it the same choice May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to start, very dependable. I have been using Stihl saws for years. My bigger saws were the O46 and the O66. Both are great saws. I recently purchased the 880 with a 41 inch bar, thinking it would have around 1/5 more power than my O66 for cutting through bigger logs. I was disappointed in the power with the longer bar. I ordered a 30 inch bar and chain to try and get the cutting speed where I had expected it. It did cut faster, but for the money I would stick with the O66 (now the 660). January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome saw and a dream to operate! I bought this saw about six months ago and have ripped through hundreds if not thousands of board feet of storm damaged red oak, white oak, hickory and poplar. it is not amazingly hard to start once you get a feel for it. usually takes two or three pulls in the all the way down throttle position and then move one up and another two or three pulls and it fires right up! i have found that warming it up a bit at say half throttle keeps it from cutting off numerous times. i do run high octane fuel and the new two cycle engine oil for all three of my Stihl saws. January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great saw for big wood A big powerful saw that will cut large wood with no problems. My 880 is equiped with a 47 inch bar and full comp chain when I cut up large oak trees here. Never have had a time where the saw was not able to do the job I ased it to do. I change to a 24" bar when I need to cut rounds into pieces small enough to move around and load onto my trailer. It cuts a good bit faster than my 066, doing the same job. Would not want to lug it around all day, but for the uses I have for it, the 880 is a perfict choice. It is also great to see the look on peoples faces when they get to run this big of a saw for the first time. December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by this saw has alot more power than any other saw out there i log for a living and im allways runnning my 880 and great has a ton of power to turn a 50" bar and chain and i highly recommend this product its the best on the market November 4, 2013
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